Monday, September 28, 2015

Oregon Midori Traveler's Notebook (Part 2)

I'm back with more work on my Oregon Trip Midori. I decided this will be my main album for this trip. I might also do a page or two my 2015 Project Life book of the highlights.

On my first pages, I used a photo of the coast and the calendar page from the August Cocoa Daisy DaisyDori to show the dates we were there. I used some watercolors behind the photo and embellishments from my August Take 10 Kit.

The next page was a pre-stamped page I made for recording the summary of each day. I was not able to journal every night, so this was a big help.

I used some fun cards from the kit. My photos were collaged with the picstich app and cut apart.

When journaling, I left a few spots for photos here and there.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mommy + Me Time

Last year was the first time I had one in full-time Kindergarten and one in his first year of morning Preschool. That left my youngest (15 months old at the time) with some much needed mommy time all to himself.
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The September Take 10 Kit is spectacular for this month. The colors! The designs!
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I just love the look of this title card and it was perfect for my page theme. I added a heart from the glam bag with a pop dot to give some dimension and those glossy red enamel dots!
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The cut-apart sheets are so genius! I love making little labels with them that coordinate.
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Got your nose! The Washi "cards" in the kit are so convenient! They include little strips the same width as your journal cards. I put two together with a "pop-dotted" piece here.
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On the filler card, I used one of the new stamp sets. The little banner (again, another pop dot!) was made with the stamp, colored in with marker and fussy cut (didn't take long).
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I loved this little saying in the cut-apart sheet - Believe in Your #Selfie. I get an A+ for selfies in this layout! I don't think I've ever put myself in a single layout more than I did in this one.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Basking in a Summer Layout as the Days Get Cooler...

I'm already missing the lazy days of summer, as we are swept up in the day-to-day of the school year. So I'm bringing you a summer pool day layout, using the gold pieces from my July Take 10 Kit and some of the Citrus Bliss papers.

Yep, I did it, I used all that gold in a one-pager. And I love it. I admit that I usually only add a splash of sparkle to any one layout, but I spilled the whole bottle on this one. My 6-year-old daughter is proud.

I like looking at this page and remembering those warm days. But, I also am looking forward to fall hitting my town with all the gorgeous changing colors, pumpkin spice latte and fires in the fireplace.